Posted by **kim** on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 4:14pm.

Adult tickets for a play cost $15 and child tickets cost $6. If there were 33 people at a performance and the theater collected $360 from ticket sales, how many children attended the play?

14 children

15 children

16 children

18 children

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, January 25, 2008 at 4:24pm
If you can't figure this out with an equation, try process of elimination.

14 @ 6 = 84

19 @ 15 = 285

285 + 84 = 369

Nope, the first one is not correct.

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**DrBob222**, Friday, January 25, 2008 at 4:32pm
If you need an equation.

let A = # adults

and C = # children

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number of attendees = 33; therefore,

A + C = 33

And cost of tickets was total of $360; therefore,

15*A + 6*C = 360

Solve the two equatins for A and C.

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**kim**, Friday, January 25, 2008 at 4:40pm
thank you i just didn't know how to set it up

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